Acting Like This Is Not Happening

Posted By on Jul 18, 2016


In the wake of the Dallas police shooting, and recent instances of police brutality, one of the ongoing debates on social media has been whether or not it’s appropriate to match the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter with the all-encompassing hashtag #AllLivesMatter. How does the Bible shed light on this debate?

While our modern circumstances relating to racial tensions in this country are uniquely different from Biblical times, the basic patterns of human nature and human sinfulness transcend circumstances. Amos preached during a time when those in privilege were complacent and paid no attention to the suffering of the poor. Indeed, Amos could have quested if all lives mattered in his day.

Listen to Pastor Phil as he applies this ancient text to our modern crisis.